Cutting in

 

The painting "Cutting in " is part of my current exhibition Footprints on our Landscape. An exhibition based on narratives and photographs taken of derelict site in and around the county of Dublin. The process of my paintings is to multi layer. Photography, photocopying, sketching and collaging, a final outcome, a painting on canvas to represent the subject of the original photograph. Sometimes subtracting paint from the canvas with turpentine and finding shapes and forms beneath to re-create and abstract the imagery. When the painting was at its near completion stage I proceeded to mask the imagery with a covering of white paint and cut into to the painting to reveal once again a layer beneath. Working with Vernacular materials to the industry.Mediums of oils, inks, charcoal, chalk and carborundum